Tuesday, 4 September 2012

4th September

The westerlies picked up to howling speeds for a day of violent gales and very difficult birding. Decent numbers of waders were seen in the few spots that were sheltered enough to hold binoculars steady, including 9 Ruffs and 5 Black-tailed Godwits. Easily the highlight, though, and typical of such rough conditions, was the year's first Grey Phalarope found on Hooking Loch in the afternoon.

Alba wagtails of various descriptions have been passing though in increased numbers recently.

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